More than 3000 Iowans watched and listened to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a Democratic party picnic in Eldridge.
Sanders was in Eldridge on Sunday, a city of just 6000 people. More than 3000 showed up at a picnic to hear him speak about his vision for America.
Under the heat of the August sun, Sanders called for a political revolution to rebuild and expand the middle class of America.
The independent Senator from Vermont said that many Americans are working two or three jobs in order to survive, and are unable to afford to send their kids to college or even make ends meet.
“Almost all of the wealth and all of the income is going to the top 1 percent. And what we are here to say today is enough is enough. This great country and our government belong to all of us and not to a handful of billionaires and that is what this campaign is about,” Sanders said.
Sanders also called for the expansion of social security and pay equity for women workers.